Olympus trys to Calm our fears once more

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP alatchin Senior Member • Posts: 1,055
Re: Olympus trys to Calm our fears once more

mapgraphs wrote:

Buried in the article on the front page (Link ) is reference to a Thom Hogan article ( Article Link Here ) with this money quote:

"It's unclear how Nikon will grow moving forward. Even Nikon was pulling back their forecasts a bit. Given the big drop in profits and the miss on expectations, Nikon is no longer the darling of the analysts in the camera business. Actually, no one is."

So it's not just Olympus.

It sounds like, of the big Four, Sony and Olympus seem to have seen a possible way to succeed, by combining efforts. And Olympus is making public statements saying they plan to move forward and support their camera lines. Can't ask for much more than that. They either succeed or they don't, but they sound like they're going to try.

I read Thoms analysis and it is a gloomy one for most camera makers, however this will probably mean more niche development for most of them and we are seeing this. Higher prices and targeting enthusiasts over a more general userbase.

It seems odd that with a slew of new technologies to entice their existing userbase to upgrade Olympus would ignore those sales, leveraging the R&D they have already put out there.

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